I don't understand what the big problem is. I use REDCineX for a first light color correction, then update the R3D file in Premiere and make any other fine adjustments there using Colorista 2. There really isn't anything I can't do using this process that I could do in Lightroom or adobe ACR.
While Smoke can read r3ds natively I for my part find it more convenient to consolidate the PP project, export an EDL and let RC-X convert the footage to ProRes4444 or DPX for that matter. Then you re-conform to ProRes in PP and generate an XML which can easily be conformed in FCP. We then create a fresh XML in FCP which Smoke can read and conforms to in a second.
One more thing: Syncing audio within FCP works but won't find a reference in the XML or the EDL respectively because a "merged" sub-clip is created. PP 5.02 handles this much better. It's synching to the sound file in the timeline which finds its place there synched to the corresponding R3D. This way PP's XML carries the synched sound via FCP to Smoke. To make a conform in Smoke a breeze it's a clever move to consolidate the off the PP XML conformed project in FCP to a separate folder that contains all the used media (Media Manager). Place the fresh XLM in this folder and a conform in Smoke is as easy as it gets.
That day would be today: (re: original thread)
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